Unfortunately, the young freshman committed two costly errors within in the final 26 seconds of Miami’s opening round game of the NCAA Tournament that ultimately allowed 11-seed Loyola-Chicago to hit a game-winning shot in the finals seconds and eliminate the 6-seed Hurricanes in a 64-62 thriller Thursday at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
After leading 14-0 almost halfway through the first half, No. 24 Miami was outscored 82-51 over the final 30 minutes to fall 82-65 to North Carolina Thursday night in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in The Barclays Center.
Ja’Quan Newton hit a running 30-footer at the horn to help Miami upset No. 9 North Carolina 91-88 in a wild finish Tuesday night.
Miami smothered Pittsburgh when it mattered in a 67-53 victory on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both schools.